Indian Deepa Malik makes history with Paralympics shotput silver Deepa Malik with her silver medal. Photograph courtesy Twitter
Eastern Eye Staff
India’s Deepa Malik on Monday (September 12) created history by becoming the first-ever woman from the country to win a medal at the Paralympics when she clinched a silver in the shotput F-53 event. Malik’s best throw of 4.61m from her six attempts was enough to clinch the silver medal. Bahrain’s Fatema Nedham won the gold medal with her throw of 4.76m, while Dimitra Korokida of Greece bagged the bronze medal with a throw of 4.28m. The mother of two and wife of an Army officer, Malik is a paraplegic after a spinal tumour made walking impossible for her 17…
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